delhead - Man Page

Set FITS or IRAF header keyword values


delhead [-nv] <FITS or IRAF file[s]> kw1 kw2 ... kwn


Delete keyword entries from the header of FITS or IRAF image[s].  If a keyword does not already exist, ignore it.  To delete keywords in a list of files, substitute @<listfile> for the file names on the command line.  To delete a lot of keywords, put them, one per line, in a file and substitute @<keylistfile> on the command line.  If two @ commands are present, the program will figure out which contains file names and which contains keywords.



Write a new file with an added "e" before the extension.  The default is to overwrite the input file.


Print confirmations of each parameter setting

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WCSTools 15 July 1999